After years of planning, the La Pata extension is finally connecting Ladera Ranch with San Clemente. In an exciting opening event last Saturday, August 8th, 2016, the ribbon was cut and the newly constructed road opened for the public.
A car show, vendor booths, food trucks, live entertainment, exhibits, displays and fun family activities contributed to the festivities.
Does this finalized project make Ladera more attractive? Absolutely. This new road cuts travel time from the Ladera Ranch community to many Southern California attractions and shops (Target, Lowes) by a substantial amount, avoiding the often clogged 5 freeway from San Juan Capistrano to San Clemente.
Photo: OC Register